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If I wanted to use bits from another company, for example scibor lion shoulder pads with GW Space Marines, would I be able to use them in the store? Is there a definitive rule stating what you can and can not use or something in between?
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50% must be GW from what I have heard...

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The general rule for conversions last I heard is that they need to be 30% GW but it can depend on the store manager as much as anything else.

But I would go with the 50% stated above to be safe.
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Ok cool, I've always stayed clear of buying bits from other places but there's some I really want to use.
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depends on the store, some wont allow any non GW bits,though there are so many indies these days it must be difficult for them to keep track of whats not GW. best bet is to ask the store



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I know that the local Battle Bunker has been closely examining every army that people have brought through its doors of late....driven quite a few away from what I've being hearing.
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I'll ask my store next time I go, only bits I wanted to use where shoulder pads and even then only on my "sergeants" if not then I could probably live without them, gonna try the white lion chariot shoulder pieces as well so got a viable replacement at least. You'd think that if you spend the majority of the money on GW stuff and only adding in little bits here and there from elsewhere then you'd be ok.
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I'll ask my store next time I go, only bits I wanted to use where shoulder pads and even then only on my "sergeants" if not then I could probably live without them, gonna try the white lion chariot shoulder pieces as well so got a viable replacement at least. You'd think that if you spend the majority of the money on GW stuff and only adding in little bits here and there from elsewhere then you'd be ok.
As the others have said it often depends on the whims of the staff at individual stores. The best thing to do would be to ask, as the problem isn't so much the GW staff themselves but other customers. If they let some customers, particularly kids use non-GW parts, even on a small scale, I can see them having quite a problem after a while.

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I think that the general rule is 50% maximum.

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for me the rule is I can use models that are anywhere from 1% to 99% none GW, simply because I don't care, my money, my army, my choice of opponents and where I play
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